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United Airlines plane flying to London diverted to Canada, passengers stranded in Army barracks for over 20 hours

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United Airlines passengers expressed frustration on social media Saturday after their flight to London was diverted to Canada — and they were put up in army barracks for more than 20 hours.

According to outraged passengers, their flight from Chicago to London was diverted to Goose Bay, in Newfoundland, Canada, where they were put up overnight at a military base, while the flight staff stayed in hotels and was nowhere to be found.

"Once we landed there was nobody at all from United Airlines to be seen anywhere," passenger Lisa Wan told NBC News once she landed in London, 48 hours after her trip began. "No United representative ever reached out to anybody — no phone calls, no human beings, nothing. Nobody had any idea what was going on," she said.


Fire

Electrical malfunction likely caused huge Pennsylvania chemical plant fire

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A massive fire was reported at Miller Chemical in Adams County, Pennsylvania, June 8, 2015.
The Hanover-based chemical company at the center of a contamination of a major midstate waterway on Monday issued an advisory stating that preliminary reports suggest the fire, which destroyed the company's plant, was likely caused by an electrical circuit malfunction "rather than by arson or any product or manufacturing process of the company."

In one of the first major media advisories since the June 8 fire, Miller Chemical and Fertilizer, whose Adams County plant was destroyed in a fire a week ago, said company representatives, environmental experts and a state- certified remediation firm continue to coordinate efforts with the Department of Environmental Protection to prevent further runoff. The advisory states that further runoff into Slagle Run and Conewago Creek has been stopped.

With no retention structure in place at the time of the fire, water that was used to fight the fire last week entered the waterways that feed into the Conewago, forcing authorities to issue mandatory water restrictions.

The contaminated water led to widespread fish kills, with thousands of dead fish floating on the surface of the creek in places as it worked its way north on its snake route. The Conewago, which flows north in places, is a source of public water for thousands of residents in Adams, York and Cumberland counties. The creek eventually empties into the Susquehanna River downstream.

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Comment: Other large fires in the last week include industrial ones: the Nestle plant in Burlington, Wisconsin, a chemical fire at a solar plant near Forbes, in central New South Wales, Australia following an explosion, a major fire at a recycling plant in Newry, Northern Ireland, fire at an Estonia rare metals plant.

As well as fires at an oil pipeline in India, the apparent ruptured pipeline which caused a massive blaze in Texas, a pipeline fire which raged in southwest Nigeria and the massive fire at the oil depot near Kiev, Ukraine that is reigniting.

A huge blaze ravaged the roof of a 19th century basilica in Nantes, western France, as 70 firefighters tackled a huge fire at a row of shops in Hackney, London.

In Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection, Pierre Lescaudron presents the possibility that certain types of buildings or factories can act as attractors for dramatic electrical discharges, whether 'sparked' by incoming comet fragments or atmospheric electrical conditions. So could something similar be responsible for some of these fires?

SOTT Exclusive: Solar System 'grounding':Transformer explosions and electrical anomalies


Nuke

Reactor shut down at New York's Indian Point nuclear power plant following an 'electrical disturbance'

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The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant is even older and more antique than the Fukushima #1. Almost 20,000,000 New Yorkers live within a 50 mile radius of the installation. The nuclear waste stored on the site has been the subject of litigation with significant ramification for the US nuclear industry .
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) - A reactor at a suburban New York nuclear power plant was shut down following an electrical disturbance at a switch yard outside the plant.

Plant owner Entergy Nuclear said Indian Point 3 was shut down at 7:20 p.m. Monday. They said the unit's main electrical generator automatically shut down as a protective measure.

The company said there was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public. The cause of the electrical disturbance was not immediately known.

Last month, the reactor was shut down during a transformer fire.

The other reactor on the site was unaffected. Together the reactors generate about a quarter of the power used in New York City and Westchester County.

The facility is about 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan.

By Associated Press

Comment: Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant: A disaster in the making

As Robert Kennedy Jr., Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Riverkeeper and Senior Attorney at NRDC, said:
"The more you learn about Indian Point, the more you know it must close. It's too old, near too many people, and too vulnerable to fire, earthquake, outside attack and a host of other potential disasters. What's more, we simply don't need Indian Point's dirty, dangerous power: current surpluses are sufficient to consign Indian Point to the scrap heap when its licenses expire if not sooner. New York is safer, more secure and simply better off without Indian Point."



Brick Wall

Prisons without walls: We're all inmates in the U.S. police state

"It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free—to be under no physical constraint and yet be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national state, or of some private interest within the nation wants him to think, feel and act. . . . To him the walls of his prison are invisible and he believes himself to be free."—Aldous Huxley, A Brave New World Revisited
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"Free worlders" is prison slang for those who are not incarcerated behind prison walls. Supposedly, those fortunate souls live in the "free world." However, appearances can be deceiving.

"As I got closer to retiring from the Federal Bureau of Prisons," writes former prison employee Marlon Brock, "it began to dawn on me that the security practices we used in the prison system were being implemented outside those walls." In fact, if Brock is right, then we "free worlders" do live in a prison—albeit, one without visible walls.

In federal prisons, cameras are everywhere in order to maintain "security" and keep track of the prisoners. Likewise, the "free world" is populated with video surveillance and tracking devices. From surveillance cameras in stores and street corners to license plate readers (with the ability to log some 1,800 license plates per hour) on police cars, our movements are being tracked virtually everywhere. With this increasing use of iris scanners and facial recognition software—which drones are equipped with—there would seem to be nowhere to hide.

Detection and confiscation of weapons (or whatever the warden deems "dangerous") in prison is routine. The inmates must be disarmed. Pat downs, checkpoints, and random searches are second nature in ferreting out contraband.

Sound familiar?

Metal detectors are now in virtually all government buildings. There are the TSA scanning devices and metal detectors we all have to go through in airports. Police road blocks and checkpoints are used to perform warrantless searches for contraband. Those searched at road blocks can be searched for contraband regardless of their objections—just like in prison. And there are federal road blocks on American roads in the southwestern United States. Many of them are permanent and located up to 100 miles from the border.

Comment: The best way to overcome cognitive dissonance is to be aware of the mental trap. In order to see the true agenda and the power behind it, we have to stop believing our own lies.
"One phenomenon all ponerogenic groups and associations have in common is the fact that their members lose (or have already lost) the capacity to perceive pathological individuals as such, interpreting their behavior in fascinated, heroic, or melodramatic ways. When the habits of subconscious selection and substitution of thought-data spread to the macrosocial level, a society tends to develop contempt for factual criticism and to humiliate anyone sounding an alarm."

Andrew M. Lobaczewski, Political Ponerology




Stormtrooper

Florida cops command police dog to attack 12-year-old boy

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Orlando police recently let trained, police attack dogs loose on a boy that is only 12 years old. Officers said that this attack was justifiable since the boy was allegedly "trying to break into Shingle Creek Elementary School."

Police arrived on scene and told the boy as well as two suspects to stop. Two of them reportedly complied, but the third did not.

The police then set the dog loose onto the boy, allowing the dog to violently attack him, leaving him with bite marks all over his body.

The attorney for the boy's family says that this is a clear-cut case of police "excessive force."

The boy ended up spending two days in hospital and now has to visit the doctor every week.

Because he is underage, the youth has not been named. What the police would tell us is that he was allegedly breaking into Shingle Creek Elementary School in Orange County, on June 4.

But his family is now taking legal action against Orlando Police Department, saying that they will be the ones who have to answer for police brutality in court.

Eye 1

Smart cities will facilitate the total monitoring, control and management of the population

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The century of 'big data' will be the century of unprecedented surveillance. The dream of tyrants down through history has been the total monitoring, control and management of the public, with the ability to predict the behaviour of entire populations the most efficient means of achieving this objective. For millennia, this has mainly existed in the realm of fantasy, however with the vast leap in technology in recent decades, this idea is becoming less a dystopian science fiction movie and more the daily business of totalitarian high-tech regimes.

Most readers are now familiar with the predatory surveillance practices of agencies such as the NSA and GCHQ, which high-level NSA whistleblower William Binney describes as "totalitarian" in nature, adding that the goal of the NSA is "to set up the way and means to control the population". Yet many people may not be aware of the next phase in 21st century surveillance grid; the 'smarter city'.

Promoted by some as a low-cost and efficient way of managing the workings of a city, others see the surveillance implications of such initiatives as chilling to say the least. Smart cities are broadly defined as digitally connected urban areas filled with ubiquitous sensors, monitors and meters, which collect data on every aspect of the city; from energy usage, to transport patterns. This data is then analysed and used by city planners to 'improve decision making'.

Comment: If our society was not dominated by psychopaths intent on controlling every facet of human behavior, such smart cities could actually be creative and cooperative rather than venues for technological surveillance.

Smart cities should be sharing and cooperative rather than solely technology focused


Quenelle - Golden

Robert Reich: Why the Trans Pacific Partnership is nearly dead

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Robert Reich, one of the very few members of the lousy Clinton Administration who actually gives a hoot.
How can it be that the largest pending trade deal in history - a deal backed both by a Democratic president and Republican leaders in Congress - is nearly dead?

The Trans Pacific Partnership may yet squeak through Congress but its near-death experience offers an important lesson.

It's not that labor unions have regained political power (union membership continues to dwindle and large corporations have more clout in Washington than ever) or that the President is especially weak (no president can pull off a major deal like this if the public isn't behind him).

The biggest lesson is most Americans no longer support free trade.

It used to be an article of faith that trade was good for America.

Economic theory told us so: Trade allows nations to specialize in what they do best, thereby fueling growth. And growth, we were told, is good for everyone.

Comment: Extrapolate a bit and imagine how most people in the U.S. will respond to having their bank assets frozen, being told that what they do have is worth less than ever, and that the dream of prosperity they've been sold and worked so hard for was a total and complete lie. What will many of them do then? How will they say "no deal" then?


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Odessa residents rally against appointment of Saakashvili to governor

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Odessa residents rallied on Sunday against the appointment of fugitive Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili as governor of the region.

Around 500 residents of Ukraine's Odessa rallied on Sunday against the newly appointed governor, fugitive Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili.

Saakashvili fled Georgia after the country's new president was elected in November 2013. Saakashvili was appointed as Odessa's governor on May 30, after a brief stint as an advisor to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko. In Georgia, he is accused of embezzling at least $5 million from the state for personal use.


Fire

Massive Texas blaze dying down following pipeline rupture (PHOTOS, VIDEO)


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A blaze from a ruptured gas pipeline near Cuero in Texas is being allowed to slowly burn out. A local sheriff said he expects this to happen by Monday morning. A huge column of fire was visible for over 20 miles after the pipeline caught fire.

No injuries have been reported so far, according to Raul Diaz, a deputy with the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office, as cited by My San Antonio online news.

"If we were going to have a fire from a ruptured pipeline, I don't think we could have picked a better location, as there were so few homes around there," said Joel Zavesky. He added the Sheriff's Office doesn't have any idea what caused the blaze.

There was no major damage as a result of the inferno. Some telephone poles were damaged and there were also some grass fires. Sheriff Zavesky says he expects the fire to burn out by Monday morning. The incident took place near Cuero, a town about 75 miles east of San Antonio.


Comment: One of these 'mixed messages' suggests more information is needed before the cause of this explosion can be determined:


What ignited the 'ruptured pipeline' in this remote location? In Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection, Pierre Lescaudron presents the possibility that certain types of buildings or factories can act as attractors for dramatic electrical discharges, whether 'sparked' by incoming comet fragments or atmospheric electrical conditions. So could something similar be responsible for igniting this explosion?

See also: Was the West Texas explosion a meteorite impact?, Light beam seen during Michigan power plant explosion and SOTT Exclusive: Solar System 'grounding':Transformer explosions and electrical anomalies


Stormtrooper

Psychopathic cop tases 13-yr-old child while choking him!

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We have just received a deeply unsettling video of a police officer choking and shooting a child with a taser gun yesterday afternoon, Saturday June 13.

More details are coming out, and we do not have the victim's name yet, nor the officer's name, but we do know this happened in Fallbrook, California. A witness at the scene provided us the following information.

The child was 13-yrs-old (on the video other witnesses assume he's "15 or 16″ but our sources say he is in fact 13). He was riding on his skateboard with other young boys behind a shopping center, and there happened to be a patrol car parked nearby.

At some point an officer inside of the patrol car told the 13-yr-old child to "get in the car."

The child replied, "Why?"

The officer then warned, "You don't want to get dropped."

Witnesses say that at this point the child became scared and continued skating to a safe place away from the officer.

That is when the officer got out of his vehicle and began slugging the child on the back, according to witnesses.

The cop then "dropped" the child to the ground. At this point several witnesses pulled out their phones and began recording.

The cop can be seen in the video tackling and wrestling the child to the concrete.

But then the unthinkable happens. The video shows the cop locking the child in what appears to be a rear chokehold.

As the child is being choked from behind, the officer uses his free hand to bring his taser gun up to the child's back and shoot it into his spinal area. The child can be heard screaming, flipping around, and his legs can be seen firing up and down in pain.

The officer then shouts, "Put your f***ing hands behind your back!"

The child can be heard saying "I can't" while screaming.

The next tasering is even more horrendous. The cop literally has the child pinned down to the concrete, and begins tasing his back again. The child's body can be seen convulsing uncontrollably, his legs flinging up into the air backwards, suggestion serious cardiac problems at this point or possibly seizures.

The other witnesses are heard getting angry and pleading with the cop to stop the attack, saying "He's just a kid!"

The cop drags the child up and forces him into the patrol car — the child looks visibly injured or motionless. During the final moments of the scene, the officer still has his taser gun out and begins approaching the witnesses. The witnesses are heard asking a nearby citizen for help.

"It was scary," one of them told FilmingCops.com.

"We thought he was gonna start tasing us too."